María Forns Santacana

María Forns Santacana is professor in the Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment at the University of Barcelona, where she has completed six officially approved six-year research terms and six officially approved five-year teaching terms. As a researcher she has participated in numerous R+D+I projects, in seven of which she was the principal investigator. She is currently the principal investigator in a project examining polyvictimization and resilience. E-mail:


Selected publications


Magallón-Neri, E., De la Fuente, J.E., Canalda, G., Forns, M., García, R., González, E., Lara, A., Castro-Fornieles, J. (2014). Neither too much, nor too little. The dilemma of identifying personality pathology in adolescent patients with self-reports. Psychiatry Research, 215, 683-686


Forns, M., Kirchner, T., Però, M., Pont, E., Abad, J., Soler, L., & Paretilla, C. (2013) Factor structure of the adolescent coping orientation for problem experiences in Spanish adolescents. Psychological Reports. 112(3), 1-27.

Magallón-Neri, E.M., Forns, M., Canalda, G., De la Fuente, J.E., Garcia, R., Gónzalez, E., Lara, A., & Castro-Fornieles, J.(2013) Usefulness of the International Personality Disorder Examination screening questionnaire for borderline and impulsive personality pathology in adolescents. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 54(3), 301-308.

Forns, M., Kirchner, T., Soler, L., & Paretilla, C.(2013). Spanish/catalán versión of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire (JVQ): Psychometric properties. Anuario de Psicología. 43(2), 171-187.


Magallón-Neri, E.M., Canalda, G., De la Fuente, J.E., Forns, M., Garcia, R., Gónzalez, E., & Castro-Fornieles, J.(2012) The influence of personality disorders on the use of mental health services in adolescents with psychiatric disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 53-5, 509-515.

Soler, L., Paretilla, C., Kirchner, T., & Forns, M.(2012) Effects of poly-victimization on self-esteem and post-traumatic stress symptoms in adolescence. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 21(112) 645-653.